[The Epoch Times, November 14, 2023](The Epoch Times reporter Lin Zixin reported from Taipei, Taiwan) “Accident injuries” rank among the top three main causes of death among children in China. The number of 30-day casualties in traffic accidents per 100,000 children in 2022 is relatively recent. The 5-year average has an increasing trend. To this end, the Ministry of Transportation and the Jingjuan Children’s Safety Cultural and Educational Foundation jointly released the “Children’s Traffic Safety Multiverse” video on the 14th. Through the 5-minute short film, they hope to understand the characteristics of children in traffic situations and dispel traffic myths. .
Taiwan’s fertility rate has been declining in recent years. In an era of declining birthrates, overprotective parents are detrimental to children’s learning and self-protection. The Jingjuan Foundation found that parents with children under 6 years old are a high-anxiety group, and a quarter of them feel that they have insufficient knowledge about childcare and care, and do not know where to obtain correct knowledge.
The Ministry of Transport pointed out that “accident injuries” rank among the top three causes of death among children in China, and “motor vehicle accidents” are the main cause. According to statistical analysis, among children in preschool and elementary school, the casualties in traffic accidents are mainly pedestrians and passengers. Identity is the main factor; and since the senior grade of elementary school, the number of bicycle accidents and casualties has increased significantly. It is obvious that as students age, they will be exposed to more means of transportation, and the risk of accidents and casualties will become more serious.
The Jingjuan Foundation stated that 40% of traffic accidents involving children under 6 years old while walking on the road resulted in them rushing or jumping off the road. In addition, nearly 80% of children’s traffic accidents occurred while riding in a car.
To this end, the Ministry of Transport commissioned the Jingjuan Foundation to produce a series of six traffic safety short films, including walking, bicycle (including micro electric two-wheeled vehicles), automobile and motorcycle transportation safety, bus riding safety, school bus riding safety, etc. Parents can Through each 5-minute short film, you can understand the characteristics of children in traffic situations, dispel traffic myths, and acquire correct knowledge and skills, so that every family can learn to avoid dangers.
Huang Yungui, Director of Road Administration and Road Safety of the Ministry of Transport, said that today’s parents have never learned traffic safety-related knowledge when they were growing up, so they often delay their children’s opportunities to learn to deal with the traffic environment out of concern for protecting their children. Traffic safety should start at home, creating an atmosphere of protecting yourself and empathizing with other road users.
Lin Yueqin, CEO of the Jingjuan Foundation, pointed out that parents often do not understand the characteristics of children and their disadvantages in the traffic environment, so they sympathized with parents and produced six traffic reminder videos, hoping that parents can use the videos to help Children, pass on correct traffic safety knowledge. ◇
Editor in charge: Tang Yin